- Record Label: Drag City
- Release Date: Jan 23, 2007
- Summary: The first release in three years for the Japanese psych-rockers contains just six tracks, including one that clocks in at nearly half an hour.
- Record Label: Drag City
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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Positive: 12 out of 15
Mixed: 2 out of 15
Negative: 1 out of 15
Difficult. All very difficult. But cheap dates get old quick, don't they?
In Stormy Nights is by no means the first time Ghost have plugged in and upped the volume, but it is easily their most unhinged, aggressive record; they make a show of steamrolling their subtler instincts.
MagnetGhost's most ambitious achievement yet. [#74, p.98]
Through its overarching range, it ably balances silence with noise, restraint with reckless abandon.
SpinAn ecstatic, angry, gorgeously mournful manifesto. [Jan 2007, p.89]
Under The RadarOn In Stormy Nights, Ghost does what they do best--compress decades of psychedelic and avant-garde music into a modern melange that will please fans from the folk end of the spectrum to the harshest of noiseniks. [#16, p.99]
Maybe pastiche is inevitable, even in the Japanese avant garde scene, but can't it at least be a little more fun?
Positive: 1 out of 2
Mixed: 1 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
attaboyJan 29, 2007it's good, but certainly challenging. they've progressed, which is an admirable thing for bands to do, especially when their canvas it's good, but certainly challenging. they've progressed, which is an admirable thing for bands to do, especially when their canvas is so far out. that said, i don't want to be that guy who longs for the more melodic stuff done previously, but i am that guy. just this once i wanted hypnotic underworld II.… Expand
KevinKJan 28, 2007Not bad but a little too pretentious for me.
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